COBLESKILL, N.Y. - The Gallaudet University women's basketball team won an exciting overtime game, 72-65, on the road Saturday over SUNY Cobleskill in a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) game. Senior guard Zamica Gage (Washington, D.C.) posted a career game as she scored 38 points, made eight steals, grabbed six rebounds and passed out four assists in the win.
Gallaudet (6-5, 5-2 NEAC) outscored SUNY Cobleskill by seven, 16-9, in the extra frame. The Fighting Tigers (3-7, 2-3 NEAC) built a four-point lead, 62-58, midway through overtime before GU converted on back-to-back 3-point plays as SUNY Cobleskill fouled a Bison player after they made a lay-up. The swing in momentum helped GU build its own four-point lead, 66-62, with a minute to play. The Bison made several more free throws down the stretch to seal the win.
GU held a 12-10 lead after the first quarter but trailed SUNY Cobleskill by four, 26-22, at the half.
Gage and sophomore Sabina Shysh (Tucson, Ariz.) combined to score 14 of Gallaudet's 19 points in the third quarter as GU knotted the game at 41 and took back the lead early in the fourth. Shysh made a 3-pointer with 2:19 left in regulation but that was Gallaudet's last points in the quarter. A Bison technical foul sent SUNY Cobleskill to the free throw line with 1:23 on the clock. Shiann Coons made both shots as the game remained tied at 56 heading into overtime.
- Senior forward Danielle Morris (St. Louis, Mich.) led the team with eight rebounds
- GU scored forced 28 turnovers and scored 31 points off those SUNY Cobleskill miscues
- Bison grabbed 38 rebounds
- This is Gallaudet's first overtime game since Feb. 8, 2014, ironically against SUNY Cobleskill, GU won that game at home 64-60
- Gallaudet shot 46.4 percent from the field (26 of 56)
- The Bison held a 34-22 points edge in the paint
The Bison will remain in New York to face SUNY Polytechnic Institute (7-4, 4-0 NEAC) tomorrow (Sun., Jan. 17) at 2 p.m. The Wildcats are currently in first-place in the NEAC North Division.